The new Rathcormac Nature Reserve is designed to benefit wildlife and endangered species
The Nature Reserve, developed by the Rathcormac Game and Wildlife Club, will open to the public in 2017.
The scenic 6-acre reserve will be landscaped to include a natural meadow, wetlands, butterfly garden, wildflower meadows, wild bird cover crops, 1,000m of walkways, tables, seating, pond, pools and observation decks, as well as a natural stream, a protected island, and a partridge rearing enclosure.
Club and school visits to the Rathcormac Nature Reserve can be arranged, and provide an excellent way to raise awareness about Ireland’s endangered species, and the role that responsible gun clubs play in managing the environment sustainability.
In the 2016 breeding season at least 3 of our 2015 released hen pheasants bred successfully in the wild on the reserve. One nested inside the large pen in the game crops and the other 2 nested in the untouched natural grasses and rushes that is absolutely overflowing with natural insect life.
The nature reserve project has already received support from the Avondhu/Blackwater Partnership, the National Association of Regional Game Councils, the Federation of County Cork Gun Clubs, and the Rathcormac Parish Development Fund as well as from many other private supporters.
Fundraising for the Corrin Nature Reserve is ongoing, and donations will be most welcome. Any donation of €100 or more will be marked by the planting of a hardwood tree in the name of the donor, and donors and their families are invited to visit their adopted tree throughout its lifetime.
Donations to the club can be made online here on our website.
Alternatively, you can make a bank transfer to AIB, Fermoy:
IBAN; IE26 AIBK 9360 8113 1351 21.